-"The Division of Rutland". The original Town of Rutland today stands as four municipalities: the towns of Proctor, Rutland, West Rutland and the City of Rutland. This program presents the history of that division and discusses its impact on today. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
James Cassarino, leader of the First Republic Brass discusses the history of the organization. The program includes a number of video clips from First Republic Brass concerts. There is a discussion of Rutland's musical history and some pictures and commentary on the Society's summer dance program. Topics: Historically Speaking, Rutland Historical Society, First Republic Brass, Rutland, Vermont
Chuck Piotrowski is the guest presenter of a program on the history of electricity in Rutland called "Electric Rutland". The program includes some of the technical progress in generating and distributing electricity, the issue of mergers and advertising and creating a public awareness of electricity. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Electric Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
Chuck Piotrowski presents "Treasures of the Society: Part 2" which continues his program from the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society. Part 2 focuses on the papers, books and photos of the collections. Jim Davidson hosts the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Treasures of the Rutland Historical Society...
Jim Davidson hosts Michael Dwyer in a program exploring the information that can be gleaned from a photo of the late 19th or the early 20th Century. Photos, both posed and unposed, can offer great amounts of information about ordinary life at the turn of the 19th to the 20th Century if one knows how to go about. This program helps to fill this gap in our knowledge. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Gleaning Knowledge from Old Photos, Rutland,...
Jim Davidson hosts this program that features Dorothy Whitford, Society Research Committee Chairperson, in an interesting conversation about how Dorothy got involved in genealogical research. Dot tells a number of research stories both humorous and intriguing. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Genealogical Research, Rutland, Vermont
Redfield Proctor: Secretary of War 1889-1891 This 1999 quarterly discusses famous Proctorsville resident Redfield Proctor and his actions as Secretary of War under President Benjamin Harrison. Nancy Hunter Kennedy wrote this article using chapter four of Chester W. Bowiesâ doctoral thesis, Redfield Proctor: A Biography. The article starts with background on Proctor and then highlights how he came to his position in Harrisonâs administration. The four broad actions that Proctor undertook as... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Rutland Historical Society Quarterlies, Rutland, Vermont
Susan Schreibman of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission is the guest for this episode. Susan briefly relates the history of the development of this pathway from Giorgetti Park to the College of St. Joseph. She also reports on the rapid progress of the project to the engineering of the first two segments of the path. Jim Davidson of the Society and host for the episode shares images of 16 identified historical sites along the pathway which provide a wonderful glimpse of Rutland's economic,... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Creek Path, Rutland, Vermont
"Public Safety". Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society talks about the history of crime in Rutland and the protection from crime, particularly theft. Crimes of violence were infrequent. Protection from crime was pretty much in the hands of the county sheriff. As the population grew, so did crime. In the 1880s a village police force performed the police function. As the city of Rutland was organized a small full-time police force was employed. The program also talks about the... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
"Water, Water Everywhere". Very early in Rutland's history water power was the only source of power for d kinds of mills. This episode discusses water as a power source, as a short-lived canal idea, as an essential for personal use and its role in recreation. The program also deals with the development of water and sewer systems and the current issues caused by the aging water and sewer systems, many over 100 years old. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
"Recreation". Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society presents an overview of the history of recreation in Rutland. This includes the development of music and sports in Rutland's history. A number of buildings were built and primarily used for entertainment purposes. Rutland soon became the county center for entertainment from many traveling entertainers and later a center for movie theaters. The organization of a Rutland Bicycle Club in the 1880s stimulated great interest in... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
“The Rutland Historical Society Thru the Years”. Jim Davidson presents a visual history of some of the major events in the history of the Rutland Historical Society. The program includes significant people, places and events in the Society’s history from its founding in 1969 to date. Tom Carpenter hosts the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Thru the Years”, Rutland, Vermont
The Rutland 1884-Map. Clifford Giffin, Jim Davidson, and Chuck Piotrowski were members of a team that put together the scanned CD version of an 1884 Map of Rutland that is approximately five feet by five feet. The program illustrates some of the equipment used and the steps taken to bring this fascinating map to a CD. Some samples of the CD are shown. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Rutland 1884 Map, Rutland, Vermont
Jim Davidson hosts a video program developed and narrated by Angela Hinchey of the Society on the art and life of the Sioux Indians of the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota at the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century. The Society's Ella Bean Livingston Collection of Native American materials provided most of the elements for this program. Angela has been working on an educational kit on the Livingston Collection for loan to the schools and this video will be one... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Ella Bean Livingston, Rutland, Vermont
Michael F. Dwyer hosts a program entitled 'Young Eyes Look At Long Ago Proctor'. Michael interviews his guests, Proctor Elementary School teacher Maureen Dobart and her students, now in the 3 rd grade, about their local history projects from last year. Students include Christopher Clain, Noelle Flanders, Jazmin Goetz and Cody Landon, who present their actual models and stories about Proctor one hundred years ago. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Young Eyes Look At Long Ago Proctor, Rutland,...
Dorothy Whitford hosts Jim Davidson in a discussion of the history of the Rutland Courts and their court records. Jim and Dorothy have been involved in the organization of the recently acquired Rutland Munipal Court Records and have a number of stories to share from their perusal of these records. The program includes pictures of the various Rutland court buildings. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, History of the Rutland Courts, Rutland, Vermont
Jim Davidson hosts Larry Kelley, Family Researcher, in a discussion about the Kelley Family that in the early 19 th Century settled on and owned most of what is today the Creek Road. For years the road from the Dorr Bridge south to the Town Line was called Kelley Road because the land was donated for the road by the Kelley Family. The long gone Park Street covered bridge was also originally called the Kelley Bridge. Larry offers many stories of the area that have been found in his research of... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Larry Kelley Family Researcher, Rutland, Vermont